Covid Vaccinator

Taurus Healthcare Limited

The closing date is 29 July 2022

Job summary

We have exciting zero hours opportunities for Registered Healthcare Professionals to deliver Covid immunisations across our Herefordshire PCNs until March 2023.

Main duties of the job

As a Registered Health Care Professional working in immunisations, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering a safe and effective service for the mass delivery of vaccinations for both influenza and the COVID-19 vaccine(s). The post holder will undertake activities such as: clinical assessment, dilution and drawing up of the vaccine from multi-dose vials and post vaccine observations support.

About us

Taurus Healthcare was established in 2012, as the provider arm of the GP Federation serving 185,000 patients in Herefordshire. Founded and owned by the partners of the entire Herefordshire Primary Care community, Taurus is focused on providing excellent out of hospital services for patients. Our ethos is to provide high quality and cost-effective health outcomes that are delivered as close as possible to the patients home, whilst ensuring that patients who do require in hospital services are seen as quickly and effectively as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holders will be responsible for:

• The assessment of vaccination environment in patients’ home environment and establishing an appropriate and safe vaccine reconstitution area.

• Conducting clinical assessments.

• The review of complex medical histories and potential adverse reactions.

• Preparation of the vaccine prior to administration to vaccinate patients or for an immuniser to undertake the vaccination process.

• Ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence-based policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to degree level (level 5) in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area.
  • Registered Health Care Professional e.g. NMC for nurses, GPhC for pharmacists.
  • Current immunisation training / update or willingness to undertake.

Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience in similar clinical role.
  • Knowledge of immunisation schedules in accordance with national recommendations.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Practical skills and knowledge of cold chain procedures and medicines management.
  • Working knowledge and literate with computer skills to use of word document, internet access and email correspondence and electronic record keeping.
  • Evidence of continuous personal and professional development and willingness to commit to ongoing CPD.

Desirable

  • Specialist knowledge in a relevant subject to postgraduate level.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Taurus Healthcare Limited

Address

Suite 1, Berrows Business Centre

Bath Street

Hereford

Herefordshire

HR1 2HE


Employer's website

https://www.herefordshiregeneralpractice.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)

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Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£16.33 an hour

Contract

Bank

Duration

10 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

S0001-22-3774

Job locations

Suite 1, Berrows Business Centre

Bath Street

Hereford

Herefordshire

HR1 2HE


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